Delicious Seared Scallops with Creamy Corn Sauce

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Delicious Seared Scallops with Creamy Corn Sauce
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on September 07, 2023

This recipe features perfectly seared scallops served with a rich and creamy corn sauce. The sweet and tender scallops are cooked to perfection, and the corn cream adds a delightful twist to this classic dish. It's a simple yet elegant meal that will impress your guests. Serve it as a main course with a side of roasted vegetables or over a bed of creamy mashed potatoes. This recipe is a crowd-pleaser and will become a favorite in your household.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh sea scallops
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup sweet corn kernels
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Directions

  1. Pat the scallops dry with a paper towel and season them with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the scallops to the hot skillet, making sure not to overcrowd them. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, add diced onions and garlic. Sauté until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add corn kernels to the skillet and cook for another 3-4 minutes until tender.
  6. Pour in the heavy cream and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let it cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend until smooth. Return the sauce to the skillet and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
  8. Stir in the butter until melted and well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  9. To serve, spoon the corn cream onto plates and top with seared scallops.
  10. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve hot.

Interesting Facts

  • Scallops are a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
  • Corn is a versatile and nutritious ingredient that adds sweetness and texture to dishes.
  • Seared scallops are best enjoyed when cooked to a golden brown crust while maintaining a tender interior.